By Sampson Ikemitang
The Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Information & Culture, Mrs. Lydia S. Jafiya mni, has declared open A-One day sensitization workshop on the Sectoral Strategic Plan/Transition Document and FCSSIP25 organised for Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Parastatals and the Management staff of the Ministry in Abuja. The workshop which took place in Newton Park Hotel and Resort Limited, Wuse 2, Abuja, had in attendance Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of Parastatals and Directors in the Ministry as participants.
While delivering her Key note address on behalf of the Honourable Minister, Alh. Lai Mohammed, Mrs Jafiya mni welcomed all participants at the workshop and urged them to avail themselves of the opportunity to learn the new reform going on in the Federal Civil Service tagged, ‘’Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan 2021-2025 (FCSSIP25), as it will make them remain relevant in the service.
According to Mrs Jafiya,mni “MDAs are directed to develop and document the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Job schedules/descriptions for every staff”. She added that MDAs are further expected to digitise the past records and subsequently automate workflows by eliminating dependence on paper documents, increase productivity and reduce organisational risk through the establishment of the Enterprise Content Management (ECM).
It will be recalled that the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folashade Yemi Esan, had in recent past, introduced Federal Civil Service Strategy and Implementation Plan 2021-2025 (FCSSIP25), as a new reform into the Federal Civil Service essentially to break away from old to a new paradigm of productive, result-driven, world-class Federal Civil Service with a view to attaining accelerated national development for the country.
It is worthy of note that FCSSIP25 has its main focus on six priority areas namely:- Capability Building and Talent Management; Performance Management System; IPPIS HR; Innovation; Digitalisation and Staff welfare. The service also, has its Core Values which include: Accountability, Meritocracy, Professionalism, Loyalty and Efficiency (AMPLE).
It should be emphasised that four Presentations were made by eminent Resource Persons at the event. These are: An Overview of Federal Service Strategy and Implementation Plan 2021-2025 (FCSSIP25) which was delivered by Dr John O. Magbadelo. Also, Performance Management System (PMS) was taken by Mrs. Bosede Olaniyi. Whilst Review of Transition/Handing Over Documents was handled by the Director Planning Research and Statistics (PRS), Mr. Usman Abdulkadir and Mr. Dimas Hamidu took the Development of Information, Culture and Tourism Strategic Plan 2023-2028.
Participants expressed appreciation to the Ministry for organising this all important workshop and lauded the swift initiative aimed at bringing them up to speed with new developments in the civil service.